Physicians should rely on a standardized protocol for management of status epilepticus to improve care for this neurologic emergency.
Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus: Literature Review and a Proposed Protocol.
Multiple protocols for management of childhood status epilepticus are available, without much consensus. Process: A ‘Multi-disciplinary Consensus Development Workshop on Management of Status Epilepticus in Children in India’ was organized.
A protocol and flowchart for managing super-refractory status epilepticus is suggested.
Purpose: Generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) needs immediate management. Despite guide-lines, adherence to management protocols is often poor, this contributing to poor outcome. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of a management protocol in GCSE.
1) Generalized convulsive status epilepticus: Use protocol on next page.
In persons with status epilepticus, if administration of a benzodiazepine and at least one antiepileptic drug has failed then management protocols for refractory status epilepticus should be put into effect.
Inappropriate emergency management of status epilepticus in children contributes to need for intensive care. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.
STATUS EPILEPTICUS MANAGEMENT V2.2 (Amended March 2013) ISSUE DATE: NOVEMBER 2011. Page 3 of 6 review date: november 2014. 5.1 Alternative Drug Regimes (Adult Doses). To be used after protocol has been followed under Consultant advice if seizures persist or patient...